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Susquehannock graduate makes it to the winter Olympics

Matthew Mitzel
January 15, 2014
Filed under News

Recent Susquehannock graduate Summer Britcher is heading to Sochi, Russia to take  part in the upcoming Winter Olympics.   Read More »...

Electrical malfunction delays Susquehannock classes

Matthew Mitzel
January 14, 2014
Filed under News

As many students and staff entered the campus of Susquehannock on Monday morning, they noticed flashing lights on emergency vehicles and the alarm system going off throughout the school. Read More »...

Retired Susquehannock teacher passes away

Retired Susquehannock teacher passes away

Matthew Mitzel
December 31, 2013
Filed under News

  One of Susquehannock’s beloved retired physics teachers, Ken Alwine, has passed away at the age of 59. It is a loss that is felt by the entire community here at Susquehannock High School. Alwine was a Physics teacher at the high school for nearly 30 years; he also coached track and was assistant...

Mrs. Littleton returns

Mrs. Littleton returns

Julie Reed
November 14, 2013
Filed under Features, News

  Susquehannock celebrated English teacher Erica Littleton’s return after a 6 week sick leave on Thursday, October 28. Read More »...

Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming Pep Rally

Matthew Mitzel
November 11, 2013
Filed under News

Even though the pep rally was rescheduled, students and staff enjoyed the rally. The marching band, cheer leading squad, and homecoming court all came together to make it successful. Read More »...

October Fun Night

October Fun Night

Matthew Mitzel
November 11, 2013
Filed under Features, News

Students and staff, along with parents and children around the school district, came out to enjoy a fun-filled evening of trick-or-treating at the high school on Wednesday, October 30. Read More »...

Field of Screams haunts students again

Matthew Mitzel
November 1, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, News

When it comes to scaring thrills and bone-tingling chills, Field of Screams can give one more fright than one can handle. Read More »...

Orchestra’s Halloween concert gives people the chills

Grace Burns
October 31, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

  The orchestra roused Halloween spirit at its Halloween Concert on Tuesday evening in the Susquehannock High Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.   Read More »...

Mark Weaver to play in U.S. army marching band

Matthew Mitzel
October 18, 2013
Filed under News

Senior Mark Weaver will play in the United States Army marching band in San Antonio, Texas over the holiday break. Weaver will play the bass drum along with four other students from around the nation. After submitting a lengthy application to playing an audition piece last spring, he was notified of th...

Homecoming was one for the ‘comic’ books

Homecoming was one for the ‘comic’ books

Trystan Williams
October 18, 2013
Filed under News

    This year’s homecoming comic book-themed dance was better than the student council members could have ever planned.    The dance was held in the high school’s gymnasium from 7:00-10:00 p.m., costing $10 admission with over 400 tickets sold. Read More »...

Students ‘duck and cover’ for the earthquake drill

Students ‘duck and cover’ for the earthquake drill

Matthew Mitzel
October 17, 2013
Filed under News

  Susquehannock completed a state mandated practice earthquake procedure during period 3 on October 17. Students throughout the school "ducked and covered" around 10:20 a.m.   Read More »...

‘Dig Pink,’ or go home

‘Dig Pink,’ or go home

Matthew Mitzel
October 17, 2013
Filed under Athletics, News

The girls volleyball team won its 5th Dig Pink game against rivalry team Central Panthers last Thursday night. Read More »...

Watch the Powder Puff game…again

Matthew Mitzel
October 16, 2013
Filed under Athletics, News

Below is a link to the 2013 Powder Puff game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGeMp-ZmYko The game took place on Wednesday, October 9, the week of homecoming. The seniors took the win, 46-30. The crowd went wild thanks to the male cheerleaders getting the girls rallied up for an exciting game. Read ...

Spirit Day: Red & White Day

Spirit Day: Red & White Day

Ms. Cieslewicz, Adviser
October 13, 2013
Filed under News

Students celebrated the last day of Spirit week this past Friday by showing off their Susky pride,  wearing variations of red and white. Read More »...

Spirit Week: “SUPER” hero day

Spirit Week: “SUPER” hero day

Ms. Cieslewicz, Adviser
October 10, 2013
Filed under News

Comic book buffs and costume-lovers alike enjoyed today's spirit day, donning many different super hero threads.   Read More »...

Spirit week: CrAzY Sock Day

Spirit week: CrAzY Sock Day

Matthew Mitzel
October 9, 2013
Filed under News

Today's spirit day  was Crazy Sock Day. Susky is only 3 days away from homecoming. Read More »...

York Fair closes gates until next year

York Fair closes gates until next year

Matthew Mitzel
October 8, 2013
Filed under Features, News

With over a half-a-million visitors, the York Fair closes its gates until next year. Read More »...

Apple releases new phones and operating system

Julie Reed
October 8, 2013
Filed under News

 Apple released their new operating system, iOS 7, on Wednesday, September 18 along with the new iPhone 5s and 5c which became open to the public on Friday, September 20.   Read More »...

Spirit Week: Monday & Tuesday

Spirit Week: Monday & Tuesday

Matthew Mitzel
October 8, 2013
Filed under News

Spirit week has arrived; students, teachers, and staff alike  dress up throughout the entire week. Monday and Tuesday have been Camo day and Hippie day. Read More »...

Syria crisis continues to aggravate

Caitlin Garrett
September 15, 2013
Filed under News

   The United States Sub-Senate Panel held a conference to vote for or against bombing Syria on September 4. Read More »...

Freshmen transition into the high school

Freshmen transition into the high school

Julie Reed
September 7, 2013
Filed under News

 The annual link crew program started on Thursday, August 22 to assist freshmen in their transition to the high school.   Every year the first day of school is a day that is dedicated to helping the freshmen get to know the school and bond with their link leaders in order to establish t...

A first week back

A first week back

Matthew Mitzel
September 5, 2013
Filed under News

The doors of Susquehannock High School have opened, and the action has already begun. Below is a gallery of pictures showcasing events from the first week here at SHS.

Teachers begin the 2013-2014 school year

Matthew Mitzel
September 5, 2013
Filed under News

New and familiar faculty are back at Susquehannock for the upcoming school year. Read More »...

Fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2013
Filed under News

  In the past week, the nation has been shocked by explosions occurring at the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Read More »...

Photo Story: Post Prom Party 2013

Photo Story: Post Prom Party 2013

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
May 22, 2013
Filed under Features, News

After plenty of boogie-ing and picture-taking at prom, students continued the party at the Post Prom Party (P.P.P.). The dance was from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., followed by the P.P.P. from 11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.. Activities at the P.P.P. included face painting, a mechanical bull, fake casino games,...

French students hope to make Susky proud

MShade
May 22, 2013
Filed under Features, News

  After four years of taking French courses, the French IV students’ hard work will be tested when they participate in a language competition on April 27, 2013 at Shippensburg University. Read More »...

Vans custom culture competition makes some tread

Vans custom culture competition makes some tread

ANovak
May 22, 2013
Filed under News

The second annual Vans Custom Culture competition features SHS students looking to make it big with a design featured on a new speciality Vans shoe. Read More »...

Shallcross chalks up a favorite

Shallcross chalks up a favorite

Gabrielle Corey
May 22, 2013
Filed under Features, News

 “Chalk it up” hosted by York Arts took place this past Saturday, April 13 at the York Galleria Mall, allowing senior Melissa Shallcross to take home the "People's Choice Award" for her chalk mural.   The event started at 11:00 a.m., and the winners were announced at 5:00 p.m.. Anyone walking through the mall that day was a  potential voter for the “Pe...

Photo Story: Kick Cancer Week

Photo Story: Kick Cancer Week

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
May 22, 2013
Filed under Features, News

Monday, May 29th kicked off Kick Cancer Week, a student council organized spirit week to raise money for cancer. On Monday, students were given revenge for this year's homework and pop-quizzes during Dunk-a-Teacher-Day. Three teachers suffered through a slight breeze during lunches while students...

Walking for Autism

BAchterberg
April 29, 2013
Filed under News

  People from across Southern York congregated at the Shrewsbury YMCA on April 27 to raise $4,000 in the Autism Walk. Read More »

Quiz bowlers unable to move on in local competition

DGittings
April 25, 2013
Filed under News

  Six Susky students competed in the annual Quiz Bowl, placing in 8th place out of 9 schools.   For those that don’t know, the Quiz Bowl is an annual academic competition. Last year, our school came in last. This year, the team, consisting of sophomore Brady Achterberg, sophomore Adam Nolan, junior ...

North Korea makes ‘new’ old threats

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
April 22, 2013
Filed under News

North Korea and their leader, Kim Jong-Un, have made several movements over the past few weeks towards both South Korea and the United States that have many experts worried about the possibility of a nuclear attack. Read More »...

Techfire 225 moves on

BAchterberg
April 19, 2013
Filed under News

  After victory at Lenape district competition, York County’s robotics team garnered enough points to move on to St. Louis, Missouri to participate in the world championship. Read More »...

Spotlight Interview with McGonigle and Sechrist

Spotlight Interview with McGonigle and Sechrist

BAchterberg
April 4, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

 Seniors Colleen McGonigle and Jeremy Sechrist will be performing at the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association (PMEA) from April 17-20 in Erie. In order to receive an invitation they had to standout among hundreds of auditions from across the state, so the honor and prestige involved is massive. ...

Seniors go on trip for the first time in four years

Trystan Williams
April 2, 2013
Filed under News

   Roller coasters, popcorn, junk food, and you get to miss class? These are just a few reasons why seniors are going on the class trip this year. Read More »...

PMEA Regional Festival showcases Susky talent

Julie Reed
April 2, 2013
Filed under News

     The 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region V Band Festival took place at Bangor High School  where senior trumpet player Jeremy Sechrist and sophomore French horn player Anthony Stem performed as part of a 139 piece symphonic band  on Sunday, March 10. Read More »...

District libraries raise the bar

District libraries raise the bar

DGittings
April 1, 2013
Filed under News

Southern York County School District’s libraries have won the 2013 Outstanding School Library District Award. Read More »...

Susquehannock’s 7th annual college fair helps students make the best choice

Bethany Miller
March 20, 2013
Filed under Commentary, News

The 7th annual Susquehannock College Fair was held in the high school cafeteria on March 20th.    Out of approximately 60 colleges attending the fair, some of them included: Bucknell University, Eastern University, Stevenson University, McDaniel College, Messiah College, Lebanon Valley College, A...

Burger King’s Twitter gets hacked

Julie Reed
March 18, 2013
Filed under News

An unknown person hacked Burger King’s Twitter account on Monday February 18th, claiming that McDonalds bought out Burger King. Read More »...

Lesko makes National Merit Scholarship Finals

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
March 18, 2013
Filed under News

The National Merit Scholarship is an academic competition students can enter by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), enabling students, such as senior Ellie Lesko, to compete for recognition and scholarships. Read More »...

Choir Concert ‘stuck’ in ’70s and ’80s

Julie Reed
March 18, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The high school and middle school held a “Music of the ‘70s & ‘80s” themed choral concert  on Thursday, March 7 in the High School Auditorium.   Read More »...

Color guard recieves 3rd Place in competition

MFutrell
March 18, 2013
Filed under News

The Color Guard received third place out of ten on Saturday, February 23 at their Keystone Indoor Drill Association (KIDA) competition at Littlestown High School. Read More »...

Gearing up for the Battle of the Buildings

BAchterberg
February 26, 2013
Filed under News

It happened last year and it will happen next year, but this Thursday’s Battle of the Buildings will bring an experience no one will forget. Read More »...

Elementary school bus fire brings out the inner heroes of students

ANovak
February 26, 2013
Filed under News

  Around 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 13, a Southern York County school bus became encompassed by flames. According to the York Daily Record, the bus containing, approximately 40 students, was on route to Friendship Elementary just like every other school day morning, when the rear began to s...

Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition

Travis Crane, Reporter
February 25, 2013
Filed under News

  After 1,600 entries from all over central Pennsylvania were reviewed, winners were chosen for the Scholastic Arts and Writing contest, including eight students from Susky. Read More »...

Space rock hits Russia

Konnie Brown, News Editor
February 22, 2013
Filed under News

A meteorite, weighing approximately 10 tons, entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded at about 18-32 miles above Russia on February 15. The meteorite was the largest celestial object to enter the atmosphere in over 100 years. Read More »...

Spirit Week

Bethany Miller
February 22, 2013
Filed under News

Spirit week was filled with colorful pajamas, patriotic outfits, and comfy plaid. Read More »...

SMS hosts 5th anual mini-thon

Trystan Williams
February 22, 2013
Filed under News

  Every year, Southern Middle School has their own version of the Penn State THON, called the Mini-THON, which started when this year’s seniors were in seventh grade. Read More »...

From high school to hero

Gabrielle Corey
February 21, 2013
Filed under Features, News

   Different people pursue different occupations after high school, such as becoming a nurse or even a famous designer, but some students wouldn’t like anything more than to serve our country in the military.    There are five main military branches: the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps,...

King Of Hearts Dance

Julie Reed
February 21, 2013
Filed under News

The King Of Hearts Dance was held in the main gym where students brought in canned food goods to support their favorite candidate on Saturday, February 9th, from 7:00-10:00 PM. Read More »...

Marching Band Disney Trip 2013: A Photo Story

GDalpezzo
February 20, 2013
Filed under News

The marching band visited Disney World in Florida earlier this year, from February 13-18.  During the trip, the band had the opportunity to perform in a parade in the Magic Kingdom, as well as attend workshops to hone their skills.  The trip wasn't all work though, and they spent three days in var...

Behind Amber Eyes

DGittings
February 12, 2013
Filed under News

Some students received an Amber Alert issued on Monday, January 21 when a 5-year-old girl was abducted in Philadelphia. Read More »

FBLA hosts annual Dodgeball Tournament

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2013
Filed under News

  The Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) will host its annual Dodgeball Tournament starting at 4:00 PM after school in the main gym of the high school, on Friday, February 22. Read More »...

Students complete first session of the Keystones

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
February 9, 2013
Filed under News

The Keystone exams are the new state standardized tests that freshmen, sophomore, and junior students are taking this year, and the students just finished completing the first section of the exam.   The students took the first session of the exam for two hours in the morning over the course of six school days, January 9-16.   Rea...

Be aggessive and overcome the flu

Be aggessive and overcome the flu

MFutrell
February 9, 2013
Filed under News

Due to the large number of student absences, it is clear that the flu season is in full swing. With so many students and teachers out with the flu, it is important to figure out how the remaining faculty and students can avoid catching the virus. Read More »...

Senior class presents graduation projects

Gabrielle Corey
January 30, 2013
Filed under News

The senior class of 2013 has been working on the graduation project throughout all four years of high school, and it was finally due on January 22nd. Read More »...

Pennsylvania sues NCAA

Julie Reed
January 25, 2013
Filed under News

PA Governor Tom Corbett took the NCAA to federal court on Wednesday, January 2 in an attempt to get all penalties to Penn State University in the Sandusky case dropped. These penalties included a $60 million fine, a reduction in football scholarships, and a four-year bowl ban. Read More »...

Gun control politics continue: Obama states potential solution

Gabrielle Corey
January 24, 2013
Filed under News

  The recent Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT has left government officials in controversy over the legalization of all types of guns. Gun control politics is a hot topic between all states. The question that many parents are asking themselves is “are guns safe or not?...

New school security

Konnie Brown, News Editor
January 23, 2013
Filed under News

In the wake of the many acts of violence this year, many schools are planning to up their security; the Southern York County school district is no different. Read More »...

Students rise to the challenge of Keystone exams

Students rise to the challenge of Keystone exams

MFutrell
January 16, 2013
Filed under News

The Keystone exams have been in progress for the past week, demanding students to  step up and face the challenge of showing what they know to the state of Pennsylvania. Read More »...

Holiday concert goes cinematic

Holiday concert goes cinematic

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
January 7, 2013
Filed under News

The holiday season is here again and that means Susky’s orchestra, jazz band, and choir have been preparing for their holiday concert.  Read More »...

Does the holiday season help the economy?

Konnie Brown, News Editor
December 20, 2012
Filed under News

Economists and average citizens alike wonder if  the economy will benefit from holiday shopping. Senior Lauren Mudrock believes it will. Read More »...

New Jersey Gift Collection

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
December 18, 2012
Filed under News

A school-wide collection for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes last week. According to a New Jersey website (newjersey.com), Hurricane Sandy destroyed over 72,000 homes and businesses and caused an estimated 36.9 billion dollars...

Be aware when walking to the car

Be aware when walking to the car

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2012
Filed under Features, News

In light of recent kidnappings and sexual assaults in surrounding districts, it is important now more than ever for students to take precautions while walking out to their cars in public places. Read More »...

American Red Cross comes to SHS

ANovak
December 18, 2012
Filed under News

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, according to the American Red Cross Association. No matter your age, gender, or ethnicity nearly anyone can donate, meaning anyone can save a life. This month the American Red Cross set up a blood donor station here in our own school. ...

NAfME chooses senior for conference

Reporter Morgan
December 7, 2012
Filed under News

Senior Colleen Mc Gonigle, has been chosen to sing at The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2013 all-Eastern Conference Mixed Choral ensemble and will be traveling to Hartford, Connecticut to sing April 4-6, 2013. Read More »...

Obama’s second term: What’s next?

Travis Crane, Reporter
December 3, 2012
Filed under News

Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2009, he has been faced with numerous issues such as health care, bailouts, and rising unemployment rates; many wonder what he is going to do in his second term. Read More »...

Student studying pays off with school SAT scores

Hailey Page, Assistant Editor
November 16, 2012
Filed under News

SAT, three letters that almost all high-schoolers are scared to see and lead to many hours of studying and reviewing. For students at Susquehannock High School, all that studying really paid off as the school ranked within the top three within the county for each subject on the test. Read More »...

Susky Orchestra: What’s happening

Travis Crane, Reporter
November 16, 2012
Filed under News

Twelve lucky members of the SHS Orchestra participated in the LVC Honors Orchestra Concert this past Saturday, November 11. Read More »...

FBLA opens Warrior Hideout

FBLA opens Warrior Hideout

Gina Corey, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2012
Filed under News

Photo By: Gina Corey The Warrior Hideout can be found in the gym lobby concessions stand every morning.The Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) held the grand opening of their coffee shop, the Warrior Hideout, in the gym lobby on November 12. This volunteer, student-run coffee shop sells a variet...

That’s debatable…

Konnie Brown, News Editor
November 12, 2012
Filed under News

The candidates for the upcoming presidential election have recently had their last debate. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney verbally duked it out on October 3, 16, and 22. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan debated on October 11. Read More »...

A day to ‘learn about and understand one another’

Molly Stanley A&E Editor
November 2, 2012
Filed under News

Susky students will have the chance to get to know one another better by participating in “Get Real Day,” a day full of activities aimed to promote understanding on Wednesday November 7.   Read More »...

Keystones challenge Susky students

Reporter Morgan
October 19, 2012
Filed under News

The Keystones have replaced the PSSA's, affecting grades 7-11 in the subjects of Math, English, and Science. Read More »...

Homecoming tailgate brings fresh fun to Susquehannock

Homecoming tailgate brings fresh fun to Susquehannock

ANovak
October 19, 2012
Filed under News

The pre-game tailgating events will take place at the JV Baseball field behind Southern Elementary to kick start the weekend homecoming festivities this Friday at 4:00 ending around 6:30 P.M.. Read More »...

Homecoming ’12 raises expectations

Travis Crane, Reporter
October 17, 2012
Filed under News

Homecoming fever is hitting the students at Susky as the hyped up “best dance so far” grows near. The dance will take place this Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 P.M. in the main gym at the high school. Read More »...

Teachers try more technology to achieve success

Konnie Brown, News Editor
October 11, 2012
Filed under News

In an age where technology is everywhere, the new program, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has teachers attempting to make electronics a norm in education. For those unfamiliar with the policy, it involves students bringing their personal devices to be used in the classroom as a regular part of the curriculum....

Susquehannock spirit starts off strong

ANovak
October 8, 2012
Filed under News

  Seniors cheer: Seniors Nathan Coulter, Krystal Rose, and Skylar Holtzapple show their spirit at the pep rally. Photo by: Allison NovakStudents of SHS are more excited than ever before to start the 2012-2013 school year off right thanks to a welcoming, exuberant staff, as well as prepared and pe...

New teachers welcomed at Susky

Konnie Brown, News Editor
September 20, 2012
Filed under News

Walking through the halls of Susquehannock, one can hardly overlook all of the new staff members. Some find it difficult, or even daunting, to get to know all of the new teachers here. However, with some background information and a pleasant attitude, it is easy to make them feel welcome. Some of the ne...

We watch it for the politics…right?

Mikayla Mayoryk Reporter
September 20, 2012
Filed under News

Delegates and supporters flocked to Florida and North Carolina over the past few weeks to watch the presidential candidates announce their nominations with confetti and speeches, but the usefulness of the conventions has been drawn into question by members of the Susquehannock community. Duri...

Obama makes lunches healthy

Travis Crane, Reporter
September 19, 2012
Filed under News

Students in schools all over the country are required to have a fruit or vegetable with lunch due to the new effects of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act that passed in 2010. The government spent a total of $4.5 billion on this law in order to reestablish guidelines used in elementary, middle, and high...

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